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XV Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML) of the OAS

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, September 11 to 13, 2007

The XV IACML took place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from September 11 to 13, 2007, thanks to the generous offer of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

The XV IACML was attended by: 27 National Delegations and 25 representatives from the main union and employers organizations of the Hemisphere. The International Labor Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Pan-American Health Organization and the CARICOM, among other international organizations, also participated in the Conference.

Venue:
Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre - Ballroom
Lady Young Road
Puerto España, Trinidad y Tobago  

• Final Report of the XV Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor of the Organization of American States
- Versão em Português
- Version Française

DOCUMENTS OF THE MEETING:

• Declaration of Port of Spain 2007 
- Versão em Português
- Version Française

• Plan of Action of Port of Spain 2007
- Versão em Português
- Version Française


Joint Declaration of COSATE and CEATAL
- Versão em Português
- Version Française


Resolution: Vote of Thanks to the People and Government of Trinidad & Tobago
- Versão em Português
- Version Française


• Work Schedule
- Versão em Português
- Version Française

• Final Report of Working Group 1

• Final Report of Working Group 2

• Draft Rules of Procedure of the IACML
- Versão em Português
- Version Française


• Proposal on Gender Strategic Guidelines
- Versão em Português
- Version Française

• Study: Gender Equality for Decent Work

• List of Participants

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SPEECHES AND INTERVENTIONS DELIVERED DURING THE MEETING:

Inaugural Session

• Carl Francis, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development of Trinidad and Tobago

• José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States

• Juan Somavía, Director General of the International Labor Organization

• Javier Lozano Alarcon, Minister of Labor and Social Welfare of Mexico, Chair of the XIV IACML

• Fitzgerald Hinds, Minister of States in the Ministry of National Security of Trinidad and Tobago

First Plenary Session: Follow-Up Reports

• Report of the OAS, on the follow-up of the Plan of Action of the XIV IACML, by Francisco Pilotti, Director of the Department of Social Development and Employment, SEDI, OAS
- Versão em Português
- Version Française

Second Plenary Session: Decent work challenges in the Hemisphere

• Minister Danny Montano, Minister of Labor and Small and Micro Enterprise Development of Trinidad and Tobago

• Vice-Minister Anina del Castillo, Ministry of Labor of the Dominican Republic

Third Plenary Session: Strengthening the capacities of Ministries of Labour

• Minister Manzoor Nadir, Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security of Guyana

• Vice-Minister Rafael Chacon, Ministry of the Popular Authority on Labor and Social Security of Venezuela

• Director General Anthony Giles, International and Intergovernmental Labour Affairs, Labour Program, Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Fourth Plenary Session: Gender Mainstreaming

• Minister Jacqui Quinn-Leandro, Minister of Labor of Antigua and Barbuda
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Fifth Plenary Session: Creation of employment with emphasis on youth

•  Minister Francisco Morales Hernández, Minister of Labor and Social Security of Costa Rica

• Vice-Minister Zarko Cosme Luksic Sandoval, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Chile

• Deputy Undersecretary Charlotte Ponticelli, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, United States Department of Labor

Sixth Plenary Session: Social Dialogue

• Minister Eduardo Bonomi, Minister of Labor and Social Security of Uruguay

• Minister Carlos Alfonso Tomada, Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security of Argentina

• Minister Dion A. Foulkes, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Labor of Bahamas

• Minister Edwin Salamin, Minister of Labor and Labor Development of Panama


DOCUMENTS FOR THE MEETINGS OF THE ADVISORY BODIES:

•  Agenda of COTPAL

•  Organization Plan of COTPAL
- Versão em Português
- Version Française

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COTPAL Report
- Versão em Português
- Version Française

•  Agenda of COSATE

•  Organization Plan of COSATE

•  COSATE Report
- Versão em Português
- Version Française

•  Agenda of CEATAL

•  Organization Plan of CEATAL

•  CEATAL Report
- Versão em Português
- Version Française

•  COSATE and CEATAL Joint Meeting Report
- Versão em Português
- Version Française

PREPARATORY ACTIVITIES OF THE XV IACML:

•  First Preparatory Meeting on May 8 to 11, 2007 in San Jose, Costa Rica.

•  Second Preparatory Meeting on July 11 to 13, 2007 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

•  Virtual Forum

Logistic Information:

• Information Bulletin
- Versão em Português
- Version Française


• Registration form

• Travel Schedule form

• Alternative Hotels in Port-of-Spain

 

 


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